• 5 Ratings

For a filling and delicious vegetarian dinner, try this easy red beans and rice recipe. A mix of fresh herbs like cilantro and dried spices like cumin and pepper give this rice and beans recipe plenty of Cuban flair.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a large saucepan cook onion, sweet pepper, and garlic in hot oil over medium heat for 5 to 7 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Add 1/4 cup of the cilantro, the oregano, cumin, and black pepper. Cook and stir for 1 minute.

Instructions Checklist
  • Add beans and broth. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 15 to 20 minutes or until liquid is thickened to desired consistency. Stir in lime juice. Prepare rice according to package directions. Serve beans over rice and sprinkle with remaining cilantro. Serve with lime wedges and/or hot peppers.


To keep sodium low, use organic vegetable broth or vegetable stock.

Nutrition Facts

369 calories; 6 g total fat; 1 g saturated fat; 1 g polyunsaturated fat; 2 g monounsaturated fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 933 mg sodium. 658 mg potassium; 67 g carbohydrates; 13 g fiber; 7 g sugar; 17 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 875 IU vitamin a; 52 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 0 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 44 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 101 mg calcium; 3 mg iron;


5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0